Posts by Pete Beck III

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Repentance and the God-Directed Life

by Pete Beck III

The Essence of Sin: The Self-Directed Life All good things come from our heavenly Father. It is his good pleasure to share his life and blessings with us. He created us to be enriched through his loving generosity and to be dependent on him who is our source, sustenance, and completion. All generous giving and […]

To Judge or Not to Judge, That Is the Question

by Pete Beck III

Today in the post-modern world in which we live, it is almost criminal to judge anyone, unless, of course, you are judging those who judge others, in which case it is obligatory. (Smile or cry, whichever seems appropriate.) In other words, the judge of the judger is the only one who assumes that he or […]

Behold the Lamb of God!

by Pete Beck III

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29 (ESV) John the Baptist had the job of introducing the world to Jesus. What a privilege! Followers of Christ today are to follow in John’s footsteps. It is our […]

The Heart of the Gospel

by Pete Beck III

The Gospel is a proclamation which demands a response. If the delivery is properly made, either the listener will repent, become angry, or, worst of all, ignore it. The Gospel is the announcement that Jesus is LORD of LORDS and King of Kings, the Messiah of Israel, who came to reconcile his people to Father […]

The Discipleship Mandate

by Pete Beck III

Jesus called out to them, “Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!” Matthew 4:19 (NLT) Following Jesus is never passive. A person does not accidentally begin to follow the Lord. God is never surprised by finding out someone decided to do so. Unless Jesus calls us, we will not […]